Group Head of Technical

Shropshire

£45,000 to £55,000

Accountable for heading up the technical and quality function, reporting to the Operations Director as one of the senior managers. The group Technical Manager is responsible for maintaining quality within the company.

Group Head of Technical

We're looking for a talented Group Head of Technical to work for our client.

They want to recruit someone with a demonstrable background in technical management from a food manufacturing background.

You could be precisely what they're looking for if that's you.

The Role:

In the Group Head of Technical role, you'll be primarily accountable for heading up the technical and quality function, reporting to the Operations Director as one of the senior managers. The group Technical Manager is responsible for maintaining quality within the company. There is a vital need to partner with operations and development teams whilst independently monitoring results during the technical investigation.

The group Technical Manager is responsible for ensuring that the business builds a positive reputation for consistency in the products and services by actively ensuring they meet the standards of reliability. This helps build customer loyalty and confidence in the brand, the companies, and the products. Enabling them to compete as market leaders.

You'll report to the Operations Director and spend part of the working week in the company's Shropshire office.

In the job, you'll be tasked with the following:

  • Being all onsite HACCP training, ensuring Production Managers have HACCP level 2 as a minimum & food safety. QA Leads (line leads) HACCP level 1 & food safety
  • Traceability& audits completed annually - identified non-conformances followed up with corrective actions
  • Managing the site's food safety management system, including the role of HACCP Team Leader
  • Conducting the site's internal and supplier audits; hosting third-party audits for brc and relevant accreditations
  • Managing customer and supplier complaints via the non-conformance procedure; ensuring robust corrective & preventative actions are implemented

The Candidate:

The ideal person for this Group Head of Technical role will have a relevant background in technical management from a food manufacturing background.You'll also need a background in managing the site's food safety management system, including the role of HACCP Team Leader.

Plus, you must have got a background in working collaboratively with production and operations.

In addition, you'll need the following:

  • A proven record of delivering results across technical and Quality Control
  • A hands-on approach
  • An attention to detail and an analytical approach
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence

The ideal person for the role will be the following:

  • Experienced in leading presentations and presenting complex data in an easy-to-understand format both internally and externally
  • A proactive person who is eager to contribute to the growth of the business, drive change and be an essential part of the leadership team
  • Passionate and technically excellent

Does that sound like you? If so, we'd love to see your CV.

You will also need a full driving licence for this role. Please do not apply if you do not have one.

This position could be right for you if you want to work as any of the following: Technical Manager, Group Technical Manager or Head of Technical.

The Package:

Basic salary:  £45,000 - £55,000 per annum

Benefits include:

  • 5% pension
  • Private healthcare
  • Buy & sell holidays

The Company:

The business you'll be working for is a leading UK food business that provides quality food to consumers, sourced from regions of the United Kingdom and around the globe, and is highly regarded amongst the retail, foodservice and manufacturing community.

Interested?

If you think you're suitable for this Group Head of Technical role, click the 'Apply Now' button, send us your CV, and we'll consider you for the first round of interviews.

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